Portland Workplace Accident Attorney
On-the-Job Injuries & Employer Liability Law
Injuries at the workplace are covered by workers' compensation insurance.
By accepting workers' compensation, an employee no longer has the
right to sue their employer for damages.
But in some cases, there are opportunities for additional claims and financial
recovery. The Portland workplace injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti represent employees
injured on the job in claims against entities other than the individual's
employer if the defendant:
- Was in charge of the employee's work
- Had a right to dictate how that employee performed his or her work
- Was engaged in working on a "common enterprise" with the plaintiff's employer
We also represent injured workers in claims against other third parties
such as product manufacturers. For example, if a
construction worker is injured at the workplace because of faulty scaffolding, a claim could
be filed against the scaffolding manufacturer.
To see if you qualify, we invite you to
contact Paulson Coletti today for a free review of your case.
About Employer Liability
Oregon's Employer Liability Law is contained in Chapter 654 of the
statutes, the chapter dedicated to occupational safety and health. Below
are some of the requirements of this law –
§ 654.305 – Anyone in charge of or responsible for an employee in a hazardous
occupation must take every measure for "protection and safety of
life and limb."
§ 654.310 – Compliance with workplace safety orders applies to businesses/subcontractors
engaged in construction-type fields, including heavy machinery and electrical.
§ 654.315 – Employers are required to ensure that all health and safety regulations
§ 654.320 – When it comes to injury and death lawsuits for damages, the person
determined to have been in control of the construction or related work
is considered the "agent of employer."
§ 654.325 – In loss of life cases resulting from a violation of 654.305 or
654.336, the parties that can sue for damages include the surviving spouse
and children. If none, than the employee's heirs. If the employee
had no heirs, then the employee's mother and father have the right
to file a
wrongful death claim.
For more information, read our "Answers to Common Questions About Oregon's Employer Liability Law."
Contacting Our Occupational Injury Lawyers
If you were injured at the workplace, we invite you to contact Paulson
Coletti's team of Portland injury attorneys. We have been voted one
of the "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and have recovered millions
of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. There
is no fee unless we win your case, so
contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.